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Select Construction, Material and Finish Options

Select the construction material options you want for your home design

Once you have defined your home design characteristics, Resi-Cost will lead you through a series of construction material options regarding how you want your home built.

This again is where Resi-Cost allows you to tailor the cost estimate to reflect your specific home design, not some typical or generic set of assumptions.

Resi-Cost also includes costs for site improvements, excavation, basements and appliances. These costs that are critical for an accurate estimate but are excluded in competitive products.

Here are examples of construction, material and finish options that you define and control in Resi-Cost:

General Contracting / Markup
• Estimate construction costs as an Owner Builder [or]
• Estimate construction costs a General Contractor
• Establish Contractor Markup
• Establish Home Design Fees

Home Structural System
• Stick Built (e.g., 2x4's)
• ICF (Insulated Concrete Form)
• Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)
• Timber Frame (full, partial, hybrid)

Site Work and Site Development
• Site Type (subdivision, open field, wooded)
• Acreage / Lot Size (area to be developed)
• Site Preparation (clearing / grading)
• Access Road, Driveway, Walkways
• Patio, Deck and Terrace Areas
• Retaining Wall
• Sprinklers, Landscaping, Lawn
• Site Utilities (gas, water, sewer, electricity)
• On-Site Fuel Storage (propane)
• Well and Septic Systems

Room by Room Special Finishes
• Estimate Special Space Construction Costs
• Detailed options for Kitchen, Baths, Libraries, Etc.
• Create Any Number of Special Space Rooms
• Special Flooring Options
• Special Wall Finishes
• Special Kitchen Cabinetry
• Special Bathroom Vanities
• Special Counters (granite, soapstone, quartz, etc)

Foundation Options

• Foundations (block, poured, ICF, wood, precast)
• Basement Walls (block, poured, ICF, wood, precast)
• Excavation and Hauling

Building Shell / Enclosure
• Wall, Floor and Roof framing
• Lumber (dimensional, truss floor, engineered)
• Stick-built, Truss, SIP and Masonry Construction
• Exterior Skin (wood, cement fiber, brick, vinyl)
• Windows (casement, sliding, double hung, fixed)
• Windows (wood, metal clad, vinyl, low-E, etc)
• Doors (passage, French, door-wall)
• Dormer Construction
• Porch Construction
• Roofing (asphalt, wood, tile, slate, metal)

Interior Construction
• Interior Partition Framing (2x4, 2x6)
• Stairs (standard, exposed, curved, spiral)
• Interior Doors (hollow, solid, MDF, wood, glass)
• Trim (door / window casing, base, crown, cove)
• Wall Surfacing (drywall, plaster, special)
• Ceiling Surfacing (drywall, plaster, wood T&G)
• Floor Finish (wood, carpet, resilient, cork, tile, stone)

• Elevator System

Plumbing and Fire Protection
• Water Distribution (copper and PEX)
• Water Heater, Softener, Filtration Systems
• Sinks, Pedestal Sinks
• Toilets, Bidets, Tubs, Whirlpool
• Porcelain, Enamel, Cast Iron, Fiberglass Fixtures
• Custom Showers and Shower Doors
• Special Plumbing
• Fire Suppression / Sprinkler System

Heating, Ventilating, and AC
• Considers Standard and Energy Star® Tightness
• Air to Air Heat Exchanger
• Forced Air Furnace
• Radiant Heat and Hybrid Options
• Fireplace Fuel Options (gas, wood burning)
• Fireplace Type (direct vent, masonry, custom)

Electrical Systems
• Service Panel and Distribution Options
• Lighting
• Special (security, home automation, cabling)

• Range, Single / Double Oven, Drop In, Warming
• Exhaust Hood
• Dishwasher, Refrigerator / Freezer, Wine Cooler
• Microwave, Garbage Compactor
• Washer, Dryer
• Window Treatments
• Closets and Shelving
• Central Vacuum, Sauna